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Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Board of Education believes that an annual evaluation of the Superintendent's performance serves to measure the district's progress toward established goals and objectives and strengthens working relationships between the Superintendent and the Board. Evaluations should provide commendations in areas of strength and recommendations for improving effectiveness, thus clarifying the Superintendent's role and giving the Board and Superintendent an opportunity to jointly identify priorities among the Superintendent's many responsibilities.

Performance Objectives

The Board and Superintendent shall annually agree upon a limited number of objectives which shall be used to evaluate the Superintendent's performance. These objectives shall reflect established goals and needs of the district with regard to the educational program, personnel, operations, management, community relations, Board-Superintendent relations and professional leadership.

(cf. 2122 - Superintendent of Schools: Responsibilities and Duties)

Evaluation Process

Once a year, each Board member shall independently rate the Superintendent's performance in each performance objective.

The Board president or designee shall compile the evaluations with all written comments intact. This composite evaluation shall be given to the Superintendent.

The Board shall meet in closed session with the Superintendent to discuss the evaluation.

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

The Superintendent and Board president shall examine dates specified in the Superintendent's contract and shall establish an appropriate schedule for the annual evaluation process and annual setting of performance objectives.

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

Additional evaluations may be arranged at any time during the year at the request of either the Board or the Superintendent.

Legal Reference:


44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance


54957 Closed session for personnel matters


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California